How-To Guides


How-To Guides
How to Start a STIHL Chainsaw

How to Start a STIHL Chainsaw

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How to Start a STIHL Trimmer

How to Start a STIHL Trimmer

Watch a short video on How to Start a STIHL Trimmer.

How to Start a STIHL Blower

How to Start a STIHL Blower

Watch a short video on How to Start a STIHL Blower.

Trimmer Head Instructions

Trimmer Head Instructions

Find and download instruction guides for rewinding your STIHL Trimmer Head or sharpening STIHL Trimmer metal blades.

Summer Lawn Care Tips

Summer Lawn Care Tips

Get the most out of your landscape with this series of helpful summer lawn care articles.

STIHL Tree Tips

STIHL Tree Tips

STIHL offers tree tips for a wide range of tree care situations. From mulching to storm preparation, we’ll guide you through common tree maintenance.

Pruning 101: Back to the Basics

Pruning 101: Back to the Basics

Pruning is one of the least understood disciplines in arboriculture for a variety of reasons. Consequently, arborists are always learning new pruning methods that may contradict previous practices—remaining current takes time and effort.

Leaf Blowers: Guide to Safer & More Courteous Use

Leaf Blowers: Guide to Safer & More Courteous Use

After reading this article and your product instruction manual(s), you'll have a greater understanding of how to use a leaf blower more safely and courteously to help protect both yourself and the people around you.

Outdoor Power Tool Extended Storage Tips

Outdoor Power Tool Extended Storage Tips

If you plan to "mothball" a 2–cycle tool for a long period – say over 30 days or more – a few easy steps will help your equipment be ready for action when you are ready to go back to work.

Winter Landscaping Tips

Winter Landscaping Tips

The late fall and early winter months may not seem like an active time for your yard, but this is an ideal time to prepare your lawn for next year’s growing season.

Ten Spring Maintenance Tips

Ten Spring Maintenance Tips

It's time to awaken your STIHL equipment from its winter slumber. Before you pull your tools out of storage and put them back to work, make sure you've prepared them for your spring workload.

Diamond Wheel Troubleshooting Guide

Diamond Wheel Troubleshooting Guide

Use this guide to help troubleshoot some common situations you might encounter with your STIHL Diamond Wheel.

Saw Chain Identification

Saw Chain Identification

STIHL offers an extensive selection of quality saw chains to outfit the wide range of chain saw models they have available. When it comes time to replace your saw chain, this chart can help you determine which one is right for your STIHL chainsaw.